Leigh’s first yoga experience was in Atlanta, Georgia in 1983, but her practice was short-lived. She found yoga again in 2003 in Lebanon, Ohio, where her teacher politely told her that she could not roll up her mat and leave before Savasana. Refocused from being on her way to the next task, she came to the realization that yoga was much more than the physical exertion of the body, it was about being present and quieting the mind.
Prior to moving to Ormond Beach in 2017 with her family, she worked with First Responders who suffered from PTSD in Tampa, Florida.
Leigh’s ability to put people at ease has always been part of her work history, and one of her best qualities.
When her son began studying at the University of Florida and she completed her move to Ormond Beach, she walked into Lotus Yoga and Fitness and never left. She had found a new home.
There, she studied under the owner and teacher of Lotus Yoga and Fitness, Debbie Yarbrough, eventually receiving her 200-hours of teacher training. She also has over 60 hours of specialty training in Restorative Yoga.
She continues to attend trainings and workshops to expand her knowledge with the desire to always learn more and to always be a student. She hopes that her students will leave her classes feeling relaxed and renewed as she shares her firm belief in the power of Restorative yoga for the body and the mind. Leigh’s southern charm, infectious smile and caring demeanor will have you wanting more yoga before you even leave her class.
Leigh is always eager to meet someone who is new to yoga, so she can share her passion of yoga. She will definitely make you feel as if you have found a new home at Lotus Yoga and Fitness.